National championship taking place in Fort Wayne

More than twenty teams are in Fort Wayne for the Goalball National Championships.

Posted: Jun. 21, 2018 9:33 PM
Updated: Jun. 21, 2018 10:21 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - More than twenty teams are in Fort Wayne for the Goalball National Championships.

This is the third consecutive year the national championship has been held here in Fort Wayne.

Goalball is a sport specifically designed for athletes with visual impairments.

It's a competitive sport that is contested in the paralympics.

The tournament director says turnstone and the athletes are excited for the next few days of play.

"It's very exciting," Jaime Garzon with Turnstone said. "Turnstone, obviously with the training center designation, we're the official home of Goalball for male and female teams for U.S., Team USA, so we're very proud of that and we're very happy to have them here."

The tournament runs through Saturday.

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